Monday, February 18, 2019

Over the Rainbow with Aurora Wings


Our new challenge #75 begins today at the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog with the beautiful theme of

With the dismal rainy weather we've been having, a rainbow would be a welcome sight, but coloring in rainbow hues was the next best thing and lifted my spirits immensely.  We always welcome creative interpretations of our themes at Aurora Wings, but since it's been awhile since I've colored in gradations, I thought that's how I'd go.  The beautiful image is Poppies, available HERE on AuroraWings.com and HERE on Etsy.



I've colored Poppies with Copics in more colors than I could count.  The sequence doesn't exactly follow the colors of the rainbow, but more that of the color wheel, as I wanted to go from light to dark.  My craft room has been in even greater disarray than usual, since having company come, so I printed my image before even attempting to find an appropriate die.  But lo and behold, the crafting gods were with me and she fit perfectly into the center of a new and unused Spellbinders frame from the Designer Series Chantilly Paper Lace.  WooHoo!  

I didn't want to detract from the vibrant colors so I matted with white as well but added some texture with my Swiss dots Cuttlebug folder and popped it on a light blue card base that fairly closely matched the subtle chalk background I'd used around the image.  The only embellishment is a tiny yellow dimensional butterfly sticker from Little B.  The sentiment is a sticker from the Tim Holtz Small Talk collection that reads "give out what you want to come back".

Be sure to stop by the AWCB to see the lovely inspiration from my Stella teamies and why not follow us Over the Rainbow and come play along?




OMG!  Hubby just came in to tell me there's a double rainbow outside!


Not the best pic, but before I could even get it uploaded it started to thunder and hail!  Yikes! 


Okay then, here's how to keep up with what's happening at Aurora Wings.


I'm entering this in the DL.Art February Linky Challengethe February Classic Design Team Open Challenge #2, Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #100 AG, Jo's Scrap Shack FFC #269 AG, the Outlawz Thursday Twist AG/Say it with Flowers, A Perfect Time to Craft February #2, the World Wide Open DT Challenge (2/15), Path of Positivity #66 (opt. twist Love)...

15 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful with all the flowers in different colors and the white background really makes her pop. Love as always. Hugz

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  2. Stunning use of this fabulous challenge theme Donna and wonderful colour. One of my favourite images. We also are having rain in the UK, but no rainbows as yet!
    Laine
    x

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  3. I love the rainbow flowers you coloured, they look stunning, what a fantastic idea, lots of hugs, Marion

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  4. This is breathtaking, Donna! What a great take on the theme, and what a gorgeous coloring! I love how you balanced the beautiful rainbow colors with white. This is my new favorite of yours. The sentiment is also a lovely one! Thank you so much for this exquisite inspiration today! M xxx

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  5. Absolutely STUNNING Donna, the die cut shows her off and leaving everything else white, really makes her pop beautifully. LOVE it.
    Faith
    x

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  6. This is gorgeous, great design and amazing coloring!

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  7. Oh my this is stunning!! Love the colors you used. And that image is so cool. Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge.  {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges}Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

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  8. Oh, this is beautiful! Such intricate dies and your coloring is stunning! The sentiment is wonderful! So happy you came over to Path of Positivity to share! ~Katrina

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  9. This is so gorgeous!!! Your coloring is stunning and I love how the poppies progress from dark to light. And that frame is fabulous! Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.

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  10. So beautiful! That "rainbow" look on it is stunning and the die is perfect.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Monica DT Member for https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/


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  11. Beautiful creation Donna, lovely coloring and design! Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Sherry DT/Admin for https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/

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  12. Donna, this is absolutely stunning. You have colored this gorgeous lady beautifully and I love the way you have matted her on the white Spellbinders frame. I always struggle to finish my copic colored images in a way that's pretty but doesn't detract from them. This is perfect! I'm going to have to CASE this, for sure. xo

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  13. Gorgeous and beautiful card Donna xx
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Dianne DT Member for https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/

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Thanks for making my day!